Game Controllers

Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Starting this week, Microsoft opened orders for the next generation in official Xbox Wireless Controller sales. The Xbox Wireless Controller in Shock Blue is entirely new. This is a "vibrant hue, not yet seen on any [official Microsoft-made] controller." To be clear, today we're talking about the new, 2020-and-beyond Xbox Wireless Controller series made for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.

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Razer Kishi controller is now available for iPhones

Razer Kishi controller is now available for iPhones

Its Apple's time to shine today, bringing a plethora of new devices and services with one notable absentee. The iPhone 12 is still nowhere to be seen but that isn't exactly a surprise. That does give some accessory makers more time to prepare for the big event but Razer isn't wasting time, at least not for existing iPhones. Three months after it first launched, the gaming company is finally bringing its Kishi universal gaming controller to iPhones, just in time for potential new Apple One subscribers.

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Logitech G923 racing wheel is not for the casual racing game fan

Logitech G923 racing wheel is not for the casual racing game fan

Logitech G has a pretty long history of making gaming accessories, but generally, we’re used to seeing it make things like mice and keyboards. Today the company is branching out to more a niche market, announcing the Logitech G923 racing wheel, seemingly a follow-up to the G920. While probably not on the shortlist of items to buy for most gamers, it certainly sounds like Logitech G has put a decent amount of work into the G923 for the racing enthusiasts among us.

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These are the Xbox Project xCloud launch controllers

These are the Xbox Project xCloud launch controllers

Today Microsoft announced that the Project xCloud beta will be launching as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th. It sounds like Project xCloud will only be available on Android devices for the foreseeable future, which means those of you who who plan on streaming games for the service will need an Android phone or tablet and a controller to go along with it. Microsoft today detailed a number of upcoming controllers intended for Project xCloud gaming, which will all be available under the "Designed for Xbox" banner.

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Mystery Xbox Series controller leaked online in white

Mystery Xbox Series controller leaked online in white

A new Xbox controller leaked this week with photos showing changes from the original that are ever-so-slight yet significant enough to note. This device seems to be reminiscent of an Xbox Series X controller, but here the controller is white - not black - and has a slightly different feel to it. Of course, the only time most gamers have been allowed to see the next-gen controller from Microsoft is from afar.

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PlayStation 5 leak clues in on pre-orders and new (old) compatibility

PlayStation 5 leak clues in on pre-orders and new (old) compatibility

A bit of HTML code leaked today from Sony official showing a few key details on the near-future of PlayStation. The PlayStation 5 will launch in the holiday season, 2020, and today a few bits of info leaked on pre-orders through the official PlayStation Shop. This leak appeared via the PlayStation Direct Shop, showing references to PlayStation 5 console pre-orders for both the regular and digital-only version of the machine.

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Here’s how to watch Geoff Keighley’s PS5 DualSense reveal today

Here’s how to watch Geoff Keighley’s PS5 DualSense reveal today

New gaming hardware is on the horizon, and normally, summer gaming conferences like E3 and Gamescom would be how consumers and press alike get some hands-on time with that hardware. The coronavirus pandemic brought those plans to a screeching halt, so now we have to settle for reveals that are a more remote in nature.

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8bitdo SN30 Pro controller gets Xbox One treatment for Project xCloud

8bitdo SN30 Pro controller gets Xbox One treatment for Project xCloud

The SN30 Pro is perhaps 8bitdo's most popular controller design, and today, the company announced that it's getting something of an Xbox One makeover. Officially dubbed the "SN30 Pro for Xbox," what this controller lacks in title creativity it makes up for in functionality. First and foremost, it seems that this controller is being made primarily for Project xCloud users, because it comes with a gaming clip that can adjust between 49mm and 86mm to fit a range of smartphones.

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PowerA Nano gives Nintendo Switch Pro Controller a smaller rival

PowerA Nano gives Nintendo Switch Pro Controller a smaller rival

There's no lack of Switch controllers out there, whether you're looking for something from Nintendo itself or something licensed by third-party accessory makers. PowerA is one of those companies that has been making licensed accessories for the Switch since the beginning, and today it announced its next controller: the Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch.

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PS5 Live Stream video today: How to watch, and where

PS5 Live Stream video today: How to watch, and where

The Sony PlayStation 5 live reveal event was scheduled for Thursday, June 11, at 1PM Pacfic Time. This event will be a pre-taped broadcast - but broadcast for the first time "live" at 1PM Pacific Time. This event will be shown at 1080p and 30fps. This is significantly lower resolution and with a lower frame rate than the PlayStation 5 (PS5) itself is capable of displaying - "The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect."

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Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller released: Is it a buy?

Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller released: Is it a buy?

Today shipping begins for the Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for Android - a device first revealed to the public in January of this year. This is a USB-C-connected hardware gaming controller for a wide variety of Android devices - the nicest example of such a device we've experienced thus far. The Razer Kishi will also be released as an iPhone controller "later this summer" - for now, we're rolling with Android on a OnePlus 8 Pro.

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The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been plenty of game controllers throughout the years; some of them certainly better than others. Here’s SlashGear’s ranking of the best of the best.

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